Glad you could join us for the next exploratory episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…
King Arnie led half his Knights of Service north through the bracken, paralleling the eastern road to the river. Lieutenant Terrance led the other half along the western route. Teams of scouts boomeranged from and between each division to update their leaders about the path ahead and the other’s progress.
“Your Greatness,” the King’s fifth scouting team reported, “there’s another vanquished red ten minutes ahead, but no sign yet of the Marauders.”
The Lieutenant’s scout arrived, breathless. “King Arnie, the western division engaged a single Marauder scout. Lieutenant Terrance took her prisoner and extracted the news that their entire force has finally crossed the river. Fen’s Dark of Night Aero Squadron joined the northern Knights to cut the enemy’s number in half.”
“What of the Knights?” the King queried.
“Unknown, your Greatness.”
“How far ahead?”
“No more than an hour’s march from where we apprehended their scout, but that was half an hour ago. Lieutenant Terrance dispatched two scouts behind me to learn their precise position. One is to report directly to you.”
King Arnie gave the order to halt the march and rest the troops as first light seeped into the sky. “We’ll wait here for his arrival.”
A twig snapped in the brush.
To be continued. . .